Health Department

Terri ArgentTerri Argent, RS, REHS—Health Commissioner

Tel: 330-830-1710 | Fax: 330-830-1798
111 Tremont Ave. SW | Massillon, OH 44647
Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

eMail: MassillonHealthDept@massillonohio.com

Mission Statement

The mission of the Health Department shall be to prevent communicable diseases, improve the health of all citizens, prevent water, air, and land pollution, and to offer programs, education and activities which insure the accessibility of health services to all the citizens of Massillon.

The duties of the Health Commissioner are varied, but her main responsibility is overseeing the day to day operations of the health department. Other areas that she is responsible for include:

Animal Bites/Rabies

Consumer Product safety

Disaster Response

Environmental Assessments

Food Inspections

Hazardous Material

Mosquito Control

Nuisance Investigations

Playground Safety

Pool, Park, School Inspections

Private Sewage

Solid Waste Enforcement

General Statement Of Duties

Shall be the executive officer of the Board of Health and shall carry out all orders of the Board and of the Department of Health. He/she shall be charged with the enforcement of all sanitary laws and regulations in the Massillon City Health District or contracted area. He/she shall keep the public informed in regard to all matters affecting the health of the district.

Distinguishing Features of The Class

Shall fully coordinate the local programs with local, state, regional, Federal and private agencies concerned with public health.

Examples of Work

As the Executive Officer and Secretary of the Board of Health he/she shall carry out all orders of the Board and of the Department of Health. He/she shall direct the enforcement of all sanitary laws and regulations in the district. Plans, develops and directs all programs in the Health Department including Environmental Health, Laboratory, Nursing, W.I.C. (Womens, Infants & Children), and Vital Statistics. Coordinates local programs with local, state, regional, Federal and private agencies and organizations concerned with Public Health. Represents the Health Department at all negotiations, meetings and seminars as required in Ohio Revised Code and Public Health Standards.

To obtain more information on these services, or to contact the Health Commissioner, please call 330-830-1712.

Contact Us

Food Service

Terri Argent, RS, REHS

Tel: 330-830-1712
eMail: targent@massillonohio.com


Bethany Perkowski, RS

Tel: 330-830-1795
eMail: bperkowski@massillonohio.com


Penni Roderick

Tel: 330-830-1711
eMail: proderick@massillonohio.com

Garbage & Nuisance Complaints

Penni Roderick, Deputy Registrar

Tel: 330-830-1711
eMail: proderick@massillonohio.com

Health Department Clerk

Penni Roderick, Deputy Registrar

Tel: 330-830-1711
eMail: proderick@massillonohio.com

Nursing Division

Denaye Hagi, RN — Public Health Nurse

Tel: 330-830-1714
eMail: dhagi@massillonohio.com


Diana Martin, RN — Director of Nursing

Tel: 330-830-1713
eMail: dmartin@massillonohio.com

Vital Statistics

Vicki Theis, Registrar

Tel: 330-830-1710
eMail: vtheis@massillonohio.com

W.I.C. Program

Vicki Porter, — W.I.C. Clinical Assistant

Tel: 330-830-1715
eMail: dhagi@massillonohio.com


Erin Wise, RD, LD — W.I.C.Supervisor

Tel: 330-830-1715
eMail: dmartin@massillonohio.com

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